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Garnet flowers


About this design:

You girls know how uncomfortable and unnatural is for me to use crystals, it actually was my last year resolution to incorporate them more in my designs, a year had past and I did nothing with them except this design, not very good at promises.

Components:

Garnet beads from LB, Clay River pendant, furnace glass tubes and Swarovski crystals from my stash, handmade copper clasp, connector and rings.

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  1. Beadaholic
    Beadaholic says:

    Very pretty!

  2. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Funky and delicate as the same time. I love love love it!

  3. A me
    A me says:

    Beautiful color combo,great for blue jeans..ithink it is fancy funky.

  4. DayLilly aka Del
    DayLilly aka Del says:

    Great design. Very vintage and modern at the same time.

  5. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    You did a wonderful job utilizing the crystals, Laud but I don’t understand why you would want to force yourself to use them. You have a wonderful, definitive style and I don’t see crystals as an element that could add anything to your art.

  6. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Love how you strung the pendant in this, Asia! Lovely design and colors! Happy New Year to you :)

  7. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    love the glass tubes and the little garnets clustered from the jump ring above the focal.

  8. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    I am not one for crystals either! I love this..the design is great..very wearable and I love those tubes!

  9. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    Very pretty.

  10. JC Hamm
    JC Hamm says:

    Another beauti Asia!!

  11. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    Beautiful Asia. Def a fave for me :)

  12. Jmc
    Jmc says:

    This is gorgeous, Asia! :)

  13. Asia
    Asia says:

    Happy New Year everyone, thank you so much. Gail I just need to get out of my comfort zone sometimes :D

  14. SweetBirchDesigns
    SweetBirchDesigns says:

    This is fabulous Asia! Great work to come out of your comfort zone! This is gorgeous! Love it! :D

  15. pearlsandme aka Monica
    pearlsandme aka Monica says:

    I’m with you there Asia: I don’t quite like crystals either, but I also think it’s good to try out new things. (People do tend to think my repertoire can be a bit all over the place because of that, but that’s their problem, I guess!) I love the “build” of this piece, I can imagine it looks quite stunning on! Have to put it into my faves, definitely!

  16. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    My comment disappeared…. :( I love this, Asia! Uncomfortable or not, you did an awesome job!

  17. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Asia, you do have a point there. Since I’m fairly new at this, I tend to be all over the place style-wise so I really envy people that have a recognizable style and I certainly do love yours! I don’t care for crystals either although I will use one or two when they seem to be called for. I much prefer your earthy, funky style to more ornate pieces but you’ve managed to incorporate the crystals in a manner that doesn’t compromise that. Hats off to you!

  18. Asia
    Asia says:

    Thank you again everyone. Gail, I’m quite new to beading also, about 14 months, my first hobby that I’m sticking with, I absolutely love it. Last year we had a whole bunch of crazy girls and did some challenges, it was so much fun and a great way to explore designs and push the boundaries.

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